India’s action on Kashmir ‘unacceptable’: US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders

NEW YORK, Sep 01 (APP):US Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a huge gathering of Muslims Saturday night that he was “deeply concerned” about the situation in THE Indian Occupied Kashmir Kashmir and urged the US government to “speak out boldly” in support of a UN-backed peaceful resolution of the decades-old dispute that “respects the will of the Kashmiri people,” according to media reports.

Speaking at the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America in Houston in the US state of Texas, the 77-year-old leader termed India’s move to annex occupied Kashmir “unacceptable”.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also addressed the convention, attended by thousands of Muslims from across the United States, via video-link from Islamabad, and was greeted with thunderous applause as he appeared on a giant television screen.

In his remarks, Senator Sanders said, “I am also deeply concerned about the situation in Kashmir where the Indian government has revoked Kashmiri autonomy, cracked down on dissent and instituted a communications blackout.”